Basswood Clock

Always know what time it is by creating this Basswood Clock. It stands perfectly on any desk in the house or at work!

You need
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Basswood- craft store
  • Number Stencil
  • Scrap Wood
  • Clock Movement
L: Length, W: Width, H: Height, D: Diameter
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Step 1

Burn the numbers into wood with Dremel VersaTip

Begin by tracing the numbers onto the bass wood, on all four sides, as you can see in the image. You can purchase basswood at a craft store. Add an X in the middle of the wood to help keep the numbers centered, and to mark where a hole will be drilled in a later step.

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Step 2

Drill hole in the center for the clock mechanism

Next, using the Dremel VersaTip, burn the numbers into the wood.

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Step 3

Backed it with scrap wood to avoid a blow out.

Then, drill a hole in the center where the X is marked for the clock movement arbor. We clamped down the wood we are working with and backed it with scrap wood to avoid a blow out.

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Step 4

Secure the clock movement to back of the wood piece
Add the clock hands

Following the clock movement’s instructions, secure it to the back of the wood. Then, flip the clock over and add the hands, still following the clock movement’s instructions.

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Step 5

cut a small piece of scrap wood for the back of clock
Attach the piece to the back with glue to support the clock

Lastly, cut a block out of scrap wood using the Dremel Ultra-Saw. Glue the top half of the block under the clock movement to add support and create a stand. Once the glue has dried, the clock is ready to be displayed on a desk!